London: Routledge, 1944. Second Printing. Early printing of one of the most influential books on economics of the 20th century, a beloved classic of conservative thought. The first few printings of the Routledge edition are especially uncommon. Not to be confused with the Second or "Popular" Edition which appeared later the same year and is relatively abundant. Octavo. Black cloth boards, lettered in gilt on spine; no jacket; 184pp; second London printing (April 1944), one month after the first and preceding all American editions. A straight, clean copy, lightly bumped at corners and board edges; text fresh and unmarked; on the better side of Very Good.